‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ review by Louder Than War

Infectious macabre pop punk from Ireland’s first bona fide funeral band. Louder Than War’s Ray Burke reviews. “The goal of being alive is to figure out what it means to be alive, and there is a myriad of ways to deduce that answer; I just happen to prefer examining the question through the context of Pamela Anderson and The Real World and Frosted Flakes.” So said Chuck Klosterman at the beginning of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, like Klosterman, horror punk’s Cadaver Club muse on what it is to be alive in an unconventional way, by singing about death and the … Continue reading

Fermanagh Herald: ‘Horror punk band land big punk festival gig’

LOCAL ‘horror’ punk band Cadaver Club, have this week been confirmed to perform at the largest independent punk festival in the world.  The band features Fermanagh natives, Mr Crowe on vocals, the brothers Filth, Dirge and Draggle on guitar and drums respectively and Boom Chic Chic on bass. In brackets, one might add, it’s in order, Kevin McHugh, Phil and Matt Cassidy, and Jolene Phair. The band released their debut album ‘A Fate Worse Than Life’, funded by fans of the band through a ‘PledgeMusic’ campaign, on October 31 last year. This week, their slot in the ‘Rebellion Festival’ in … Continue reading

‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ review by Uber Rock

Maybe a little bit late on this one as a Halloween review would have been spooktacular but, hey, we don’t roll like that, we’re way cooler and everyday is up for a good spooking round here. It might not come as a great surprise but ‘I’m Making A Monster, Baby’ has more than a doff of the corpseman’s top hat to the Daddies of them all The Misfits and I have not one ounce of a problem with that because this is done very well and from the production to the packaging these ghouls have got the chops. ‘Do You … Continue reading

Live Review: Pivo Pivo, Glasgow 13th November 2013

By the time the headline act took to the stage its safe to say that the crypt door had been well and truly kicked open and with that the undead seized their opportunity to make our world their stage. So with the defibrillator powered up and ready to go all that was left to be done was spark some life into the creature… Mr Crowe, Boom Chic Chic, Dirge and Draggle or as they are collectively known… The Cadaver Club! Power Pop, Pop Punk whatever neat little label you chose to pin on this amalgamation doesn’t do justice to the … Continue reading

‘A Fate Worse Than Life’ review by It’s A **** Thing

Horror punk isn’t just for Halloween. It’s the gift that keeps giving all year round. Or it can be if The Cadaver Club are allowed to have any say in the matter. With ‘A fate worse than life’ they have taken the ghoulish fun of all things dark and mysterious and given it a rather attractive polish that will be sure to slap a grin on the the chops of the most Edgar Allan Po(e)-faced goth. More Munsters than Texas Chainsaw Massacre they may be, but I’ve never been averse to a blast of the Monster Mash so I’m happy to dance … Continue reading